Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Windows Administrator was £365 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Windows Administrator
England > South East
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 349 367 370
Rank change year-on-year +18 +3 -26
Contract jobs requiring a Windows Administrator 27 14 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.16% 0.084% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.089% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 13 23
South East median daily rate £365 £275 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +32.73% -15.38% +8.33%
10th Percentile £253 £250 £167
90th Percentile £460 £420 £418
England median daily rate £334 £355 £350
% change year-on-year -5.99% +1.43% +16.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
South East median hourly rate £25.88 - -
England median hourly rate £26.25 £32.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -19.23% +44.44% +12.50%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
South East
Contract vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 15913 15669 18329
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.51% 93.96% 94.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 9442 9313 10771
South East median daily rate £415 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +3.23% +6.90%
10th Percentile £238 £225 £230
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 648 785 923
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £19.63 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.28% +6.08% +15.63%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.25 £10.28
90th Percentile £48.75 £49.46 £47.50
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%

Windows Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings that featured Windows Administrator in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Windows Administrator in the South East

Windows Administrator
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Windows Administrator in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Administrator in the South East

Windows Administrator
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Administrator in the South East over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows Administrator in the South East

Windows Administrator
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Administrator in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Administrator in the South East

Windows Administrator
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Administrator within the South East region over the 6 months to 23 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Thames Valley +14 15 £425 +54.55% 1
Berkshire - 14 £438 -
Hampshire +18 7 £320 -20.00% 1
Surrey -11 4 £450 +80.00%
Kent -10 2 £325 -18.75%
Oxfordshire +6 1 £263 +5.00%
West Sussex - 1 - -
Windows Administrator
England

Windows Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, Windows Administrator contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region featuring Windows Administrator in the job title.

1 27 (100.00%) Windows
2 19 (70.37%) Active Directory
3 18 (66.67%) VMware
4 17 (62.96%) Windows Server 2008
4 17 (62.96%) Windows Server
5 15 (55.56%) SQL Server
6 14 (51.85%) PowerShell
7 12 (44.44%) Windows Server 2012
7 12 (44.44%) DNS
8 11 (40.74%) TCP/IP
9 10 (37.04%) Microsoft
10 8 (29.63%) Linux
11 7 (25.93%) ITIL
11 7 (25.93%) Citrix
11 7 (25.93%) Firewall
12 6 (22.22%) DHCP
12 6 (22.22%) IIS
12 6 (22.22%) DevOps
12 6 (22.22%) Patch Management
12 6 (22.22%) SCCM
13 5 (18.52%) SCOM
13 5 (18.52%) Windows 7
13 5 (18.52%) VMware Infrastructure
13 5 (18.52%) Change Control
14 4 (14.81%) High Availability
14 4 (14.81%) VMware ESXi
14 4 (14.81%) Hyper-V
14 4 (14.81%) Veeam
14 4 (14.81%) WebSphere
14 4 (14.81%) IBM Integration Bus

Windows Administrator Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (22.22%) IIS
2 4 (14.81%) WebSphere
3 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (3.70%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 3 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (44.44%) DNS
2 11 (40.74%) TCP/IP
3 7 (25.93%) Firewall
4 6 (22.22%) DHCP
5 3 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (11.11%) iSCSI
5 3 (11.11%) LAN
5 3 (11.11%) Network Security
6 2 (7.41%) WAN
7 1 (3.70%) PBX
7 1 (3.70%) SAN
7 1 (3.70%) VLAN
7 1 (3.70%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (55.56%) SQL Server
2 3 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (11.11%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Ant
1 1 (3.70%) Git (software)
1 1 (3.70%) Maven
1 1 (3.70%) MSBuild
1 1 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (7.41%) Banking
2 1 (3.70%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.81%) IBM Integration Bus
1 4 (14.81%) WebSphere MQ
2 3 (11.11%) Web Services
3 1 (3.70%) .NET
3 1 (3.70%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.41%) Clustering
2 2 (7.41%) Management Information System
2 2 (7.41%) Online Banking
3 1 (3.70%) Client/Server
3 1 (3.70%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.70%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (3.70%) Raspberry Pi
3 1 (3.70%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 27 (100.00%) Windows
2 17 (62.96%) Windows Server
2 17 (62.96%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (44.44%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (29.63%) Linux
5 5 (18.52%) Windows 7
6 2 (7.41%) Windows 8
7 1 (3.70%) Debian
7 1 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (3.70%) VMS
7 1 (3.70%) Windows 10
7 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (25.93%) ITIL
2 6 (22.22%) DevOps
2 6 (22.22%) Patch Management
3 5 (18.52%) Change Control
4 4 (14.81%) High Availability
5 3 (11.11%) Data Protection
6 2 (7.41%) Change Management
6 2 (7.41%) Data Analysis
6 2 (7.41%) Security Patching
6 2 (7.41%) Server Building
6 2 (7.41%) Workflow
7 1 (3.70%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (3.70%) Asset Management
7 1 (3.70%) Content Management
7 1 (3.70%) Cybersecurity
7 1 (3.70%) Information Management
7 1 (3.70%) Root Cause Analysis
7 1 (3.70%) Scrum
7 1 (3.70%) Server Patching
7 1 (3.70%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 14 (51.85%) PowerShell
2 4 (14.81%) Shell Script
3 3 (11.11%) SQL
4 1 (3.70%) Bash Shell
4 1 (3.70%) C#
4 1 (3.70%) Java
4 1 (3.70%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (14.81%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (11.11%) A+ Certification
2 3 (11.11%) CompTIA Security+
2 3 (11.11%) Network+ Certification
2 3 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 3 (11.11%) Security+ Certification
3 2 (7.41%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.70%) Degree
4 1 (3.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
System Software
1 19 (70.37%) Active Directory
2 5 (18.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (14.81%) Hyper-V
3 4 (14.81%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (7.41%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (3.70%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (22.22%) SCCM
2 5 (18.52%) SCOM
3 4 (14.81%) WSUS
4 3 (11.11%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 2 (7.41%) Backup Exec
5 2 (7.41%) NetBackup
6 1 (3.70%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (3.70%) Puppet
6 1 (3.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (3.70%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 18 (66.67%) VMware
2 10 (37.04%) Microsoft
3 7 (25.93%) Citrix
4 4 (14.81%) Cisco
4 4 (14.81%) Juniper
4 4 (14.81%) Oracle
4 4 (14.81%) Veeam
5 3 (11.11%) Symantec
6 2 (7.41%) HP
7 1 (3.70%) Acronis
7 1 (3.70%) BT
7 1 (3.70%) Intel
7 1 (3.70%) McAfee
7 1 (3.70%) NetApp
7 1 (3.70%) Veritas